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JHoughton | Posted: 28 Dec 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU rallies for weekend sweep of Winnipeg


PROVO, Utah – Taylor Sander had 17 kills and Josue Rivera had 11 to lead BYU men’s volleyball to a 3-2 (22-25, 18-25, 25-13, 25-21, 15-11) comeback win over Winnipeg on Saturday night at the Smith Fieldhouse.

Devin Young finished one kill away from a double-double as he added 10 blocks and Rivera contributed seven blocks. As a team BYU hit at a .301 clip and forced Winnipeg into 26 errors.

In the first set, BYU jumped out to an early 3-1 lead before Winnipeg fought back and took a 6-4 advantage. With the two teams trading points, the Cougars used a 4-0 run to grab the momentum and an 18-14 lead. The visitors battled back and ended the set on an 11-4 run to win 25-22.

Winnipeg opened with a 12-9 lead in the second set before BYU came back and tied the score at 12-12. The visitors used a 10-4 run to push their lead to 22-16 and force the Cougars to call a timeout before eventually winning 25-18.

BYU scored the first five points as it pulled out to an early 11-2 lead in the third set. After the early lead, the closest Winnipeg got was eight points at 14-8 as the Cougars cruised to a 25-13 win.

In the fourth set, the two teams traded points early as neither team was able to pull away by more than three points. A 3-1 run by BYU then gave it a 13-11 lead and forced Winnipeg to call a timeout. The Cougars pushed their lead to five points twice before winning 25-21 to force the decisive fifth set.

Winnipeg jumped out to an early 5-3 lead in the final set to force BYU to call a timeout. The Cougars responded with a 7-4 run to take its first lead at 10-9 since leading 2-1 in the beginning of the set to force a timeout from the visitors. BYU scored five of the last seven points to win 15-11.

BYU travels to Chicago for its first match of the regular season against Loyola on January 3, at 7:00 CST.

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rachelhawks | Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU hosts two exhibition matches vs. Winnipeg


PROVO, Utah—BYU men’s volleyball gets set for the 2014 season hosting exhibition matches Friday and Saturday against Winnipeg.

Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. MST in the Smith Fieldhouse. Admission is free to both matches.

BYU finished the 2013 season in the NCAA championship match, going 26-5 in the regular season. The Cougars were 21-3 in conference play, taking the regular season title and tournament title.

Winnipeg went 13-11 last season, finishing with a loss in the CW quarterfinals against Trinity Western.

The Cougars open the regular season in Illinois with matchups against Loyola and Lewis, Jan. 3 and 4, respectively. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. CST. BYU’s home opener is against Cal State Northridge Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. MST on BYUtv.